sarcoidoses

sarcoidosis

[sahr-koi-doh-sis]
noun Pathology.
a disease of unknown cause, characterized by granulomatous tubercles of the skin, lymph nodes, lungs, eyes, and other structures.

Origin:
1935–40; < Neo-Latin; see sarcoid, -osis

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sarcoidosis sar·coid·o·sis (sär'koi-dō'sĭs)
n. pl. sar·coid·o·ses (-sēz)
A disease of unknown origin marked by formation of granulomatous lesions that appear especially in the liver, lungs, skin, and lymph nodes. Also called Besnier-Boeck-Schaumann disease, , Boeck's disease, Boeck's sarcoid, sarcoid, Schaumann's syndrome.

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